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November 08, 2005

Ascending Colon: The Los Angeles Orange County Anaheim Southern California Angels' Bartolo Colon takes home the AL Cy Young Award.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 02:20 PM - 19 comments

Its a shame that relievers don't get the recognition they deserve. It is becoming the most important part of any team but these guy still have there anti-closer bias. Mo deserved it more than colon more than Santana. Bullshite I say bullshite. More anti-yankee sentiment that seems to be a leauge wide condition.

posted by HATER 187 at 02:28 PM on November 08

I voted for Santana. They sent my ballot back though. Something about me not being a baseball writer. Or knowing too much about baseball. Not sure. If Colon wins though, I think it's safe to assume that Dontrelle will get the NL Cy.

posted by panoptican at 02:34 PM on November 08

Best of the mediocre. Man, if Roy Halladay's leg had stayed in one piece...

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:39 PM on November 08

it should've been a toss up between Mo and Santana. but until the voters learn that wins are probably the one stat least dependent on the pitcher, this stuff is gonna happen. Santana was just flat out better in the categories that matter.

posted by goddam at 02:44 PM on November 08

It is becoming the most important part of any team but these guy still have there anti-closer bias. I'd much rather someone who can pitch 7-9 innings of good baseball than someone who can pitch one inning of spectacular baseball. The whole "closer importance" thing has been and will continue to be debatable; hence the lack of a collective voice within baseball writers either about their worth.

posted by dfleming at 02:50 PM on November 08

Santana was just flat out better in the categories that matter. Colon was better down the stretch than Santana was; he came up with big performances when it mattered. Santana and Colon's teams were both in the hunt, the difference is that Colon pitched his team into the playoffs; Santana didn't dominate like that when it counted.

posted by dfleming at 02:54 PM on November 08

No matter how good your starters are the closer can always come out and blow the game for your team. The game really hinges on their performance (unless it's a blow out)

posted by HATER 187 at 02:55 PM on November 08

That's a self-fulfilling prophecy, Hater. If your starters all suck balls, you can have the best closer in the world and it won't do you any good. Now ... bring on more Colon jokes!

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:59 PM on November 08

dfleming, I'd say that isolating the stretch run just makes the case for Santana more convincing... Santana: 9-2, 107.1 IP, 95 SO, 7 HR, .192 BAA, 1.52 ERA Colon: 10-3, 99.0 IP, 68 SO, 15 HR, .266 BAA, 3.55 ERA

posted by panoptican at 03:42 PM on November 08

Santana had a great year but he didnt det the run support. He certainly pitrched well enoug to be a 20 game winner. However he didnt win 20 games. I am quite happy with Colon winning the award.

posted by daddisamm at 03:43 PM on November 08

I'd say that isolating the stretch run just makes the case for Santana more convincing... Same here. I am quite happy with Colon winning the award. Not me. Big deal he won more games for a better team, what a monumental accomplishment.

posted by chris2sy at 03:51 PM on November 08

Best of the mediocre. Man, if Roy Halladay's leg had stayed in one piece... I hear ya, man. I hear ya. Closers should win Cy Young awards when pinch-hitters win Silver Slugger awards.

posted by grum@work at 04:08 PM on November 08

Except for his getting to beat up on the Rangers several times a year, Colon would just be a mediocre pitcher.

posted by graymatters at 04:21 PM on November 08

As opposed to santana beating up on the royals?

posted by tron7 at 05:03 PM on November 08

Bah. There's no way a closer should ever win the Cy Young award. Not that there is any real Cy Young candidate in the AL this year, but still, at least it went to a starter.

posted by xmutex at 05:48 PM on November 08

Congratulations, Shrek!

posted by dusted at 05:48 PM on November 08

Congratulations, Shrek! wait, they gave out the AL MVP already?

posted by goddam at 09:17 PM on November 08

If Colon wins I didn't have the heart to say anything...

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:01 PM on November 08

wait, they gave out the AL MVP already? Mench had a surprisingly good season and all, but I don't think he's up for MVP. (seriously, how many ballplayers nicknamed Shrek are there these days?)

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:41 PM on November 08

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